Dec
24
4:30 PM16:30

Wrack & Ruin

Free admission. 


Songs of fear and loathing, bitterness and bile, with the occasional chirpy piece of warped optimism or thwarted desire, thrown in for good measure. All this and more to the upbeat rhythms of a sophisticated, early sixties dance party featuring the groovy, latinesque stylings of Xavier Cugat and Harry Belafonte. Harmonies? Yes! Cowbell? Lord yes!!

 Driven by a rhythm section featuring erstwhile Praguen Bachelor Russell Cook on Drums, and Novella fella Myoung Jae Yi on bass. Finessed with blowtorch subtlety and whispering bombast by Andy Zarins on multifarious keyboardy thingummyjigs. Phil Moriarty bashes away on guitar whilst squeezing out suavely savage vocals. You'd be crazy to miss this.

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Dec
28
to Jan 2

Pirra

4.30 - 7.30pm every day, except December 31st 9pm - 1am

Free admission.

Jess Becks vocals soar over the dark tangle of psychedelic guitar, funk bass and fluid drumming. At times the music seems to burst with energy, and then be contrasted by moments that simmer with a quiet intensity. The four-piece are quickly gaining a reputation for their unique brand of psych-pop and dynamic live show. The members of the band hail from regional Australia, although they met and formed Pirra in Sydney. They currently reside in the Eastern Suburbs, where they might be found in a backyard, having frank discussions while drinking red wine.

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Jan
3
4:30 PM16:30

The Martins

Free admission.

Mike and Lindsay Martin have been playing music together for many years. Their first foray was at the early Tamworth festivals playing with a variety of Bands and Bards. This new project is a fusion of the blarney of Mike Martin, a songwriter and musician in the Australian Folk Tradition, and the elegance of Lindsay Martin, virtuoso fiddle player and accompanist held in high esteem by his peers. The songs reflect a traveling minstrels take on society, influences and experiences, add to this the expressive and emotive strings of Lindsay and the tonal qualities of Mike's voice and resonator guitar and the fusion is complete. A must see on a festival program or concert performance.

Their knowledge gained from years of performance, either as individuals, band members or hired hands, has groomed this pair to thoroughly enjoy the reality of what's to come ---- The next gig!!

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Jan
4
to Jan 10

Rob'n'Sam and the Drift

Free admission.

Take a couple from the country, a cast full of talent and you get the Drift. It's been 12 years since Robyn and Sam connected on the festival circuit and they will be sharing songs written and collected on their journey to now. Expect to hear good times soul infused original tunes and old time swing vibes for a week starting Thursday Jan 4. (daily from 4:30pm). The band will feature Robyn and Sam on upright bass and guitar respectively. Accordion, saxophone and piano playing by Guy Freer of the Black Sea Gentlemen, session fiddle and producer maestro Lindsay Martin and David Ross MacDonald from that Pete Wild song. Get along and enjoy this outfits' debut.

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Jan
15
to Jan 18

Breaking Trad (Ireland) supported by Mike Martin

Free admission.

Breaking Trad is made up of Dónal Murphy (Accordion), from Abbeyfeale, West Limerick, a winner of numerous All-Ireland titles on both Button Accordion and Melodeon, Niall Murphy (Fiddle) from Camlough, South Armagh, a winner of multiple awards including All-Ireland Senior Fiddle competition, Fiddler Of Dooney and Fiddler of Oriel, and also Multi-Instrumentalist Mike Galvin who has vast experience working in a wide range of musical styles from Rock and Roll to Irish Traditional. Between them, they have toured extensively around the world, performing at major festivals and music venues and touring with some of the biggest names in several different music genres including Four Men and a Dog, Cara Dillon, De Dannan, Dance star Michael Flatley, Bluegrass guitarist/singer Dan Tyminski (Alison Krauss and Union Station), Country legend Randy Travis and many more.Their music has been described as 'Dazzling', 'unorthodox and unique', and 'high octane'. This powerhouse band, “Breaking Trad”, are reviving trad with a fresh and modern twist.

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Jan
19
to Jan 20

John John Festival (Japan)

Free admission.

Three piece Japanese Irish & pop music band - fiddle/vocals, guitar/vocals, and bodhran- John John Festival is fast becoming the most popular Irish band in Japan. With rhythm, melody and emotion in a genuine groove their mutual ease and happiness makes the audience happy too. “Make us and them happy” is their musical mind set. Their story began Jan 2010 and in the short time since they have released 2 albums, joined 3 other musicians' albums, many festivals, 15 times Japan tours and performed 200 gigs for each year.

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Jan
28
4:30 PM16:30

Michael Menager Trio

Free admission.

California-born singer/songwriter Michael Menager has an ear for the common threads in our human experience: pitfalls and disappointments, insights and epiphanies. After singing and playing his way through coffee houses and bars around the world, Michael is now based in Candelo in the Bega Valley, where his debut album, Clean Exit, was recorded in 2014. With a folk ethos and a blues gospel feel, Michael delivers Clean Exit with the authority of an early John Prine, his guitar style reminiscent of the late Reverend Gary Davis. Michael’s upcoming second album, Not the Express, has been produced by Candelo’s Heath Cullen and recorded in LA with an all-star cast.

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

Matt Glass & The Loose Cannons

Free admission.

Victor Hugo once wrote that music expresses the things that cannot be said but cannot remain silent. Our favourite songs are the ones that tell our deepest stories for us. These songs capture time, giving voice to our loves and fears and yearnings. Acoustic artist Matt Glass knows this to be true. He broke out onto the scene with his debut album Famous Last Words in 2011, with the single Setting Sun leaping to number 1 on the Triple J Unearthed Roots Charts. Making a name on the Melbourne underground scene performing at iconic venues such as The Espy and the Wesley Anne with his band The Loose Cannons, Matt Glass is going from strength to strength and recently took out first prize in the Snowy Mountains of Music Festival’s online busking competition.

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Dec
17
4:30 PM16:30

Don't Come Monday's

Free admission.

"Don't  Come Monday's" featuring 3 vocalists, Sam Stevenson, Colleen Spillane and Stacey Mills with special guests, Chris Komorowski (guitar), Steve Clark (bass) and Ken Vatcher (drums)  playing  r&b and soul tunes.

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Dec
14
7:00 PM19:00

Darren Hanlon w/ The Space Lady

Free admission.

Here is a special Thursday Evening Live Music with Darren Hanlon and the Space Lady at the Tathra Hotel.

Darren Hanlon is an Australian singer, songwriter. He is on his Christmas Tour starting from Mildura, Adelaide, Perth and then TATHRA, then goes on to Canberra, Sydney ... and Brisbane!

Hanlon is known for his engagement with his audiences, through his down-to-earth storytelling at live gigs.. Don't miss this chance to see his show! 

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Dec
10
4:30 PM16:30

Malumba

Free admission.

Malumba are based on the far south coast of New South Wales, Australia. The group plays original instrumental music that weaves together the sounds of many cultures and styles. Drawing from influences as diverse as Celtic, Flamencan, African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, and Latin, Malumba's music is as varied as the Australian multiculture.

Since forming in 1998, Malumba have independently released 4 full length albums, Where Many Paths Meet, Interwoven, Patterns of Change, and The Flow.

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Nov
26
4:30 PM16:30

Pete Wild & The Only Ones

Tathra Hotel will be kicking off the live music side of things with the one and only Pete Wild, who played the last show before we closed. Pete and his band, The Only Ones are touring their freshly pressed album Calm, presenting fresh indi-folk pop, which reads as a survival manual for contemporary small-town country Australia; caravan renovations, insomnia-inducing anxiety, romantic beginnings on South Coast beaches, losing your lover to the Mars 1 colonisation project... you will love this collection of vibrant vignettes.

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